Match Report

Match Report - 09 Feb 2008, Ammanford AFC Firsts lost to Cardiff Corinthians

If it's goals you want, you could do no worse than watch Ammanford.

Unfortunately for the MacWhirter Welsh League division two outfit, the majority are being conceded by Phil Fisher's outfit.

And this eight-goal home shocker was the worst defeat of the season by a country mile.

Ammanford have leaked 57 goals - the most in the division - while scoring 44 themselves.

Only three other teams have a higher goalscoring tally, but they are safely lying in the top half of the table.

When winger Fisher played for Swansea City, Exeter City and Ammanford in the 1970s and 1980s, he was fully focussed on attack.

However, Fisher's focus must now be on the defensive side of the game as his side are precariously only three points above the bottom club.

Ammanford, who were desperate to sign highly experienced defender Neil O'Brien, now look unlikely to secure his services.

And that will further frustrate their efforts to shore up a rather shaky defence.

Ammanford were fielding an inexperienced squad, who were given a harsh lesson in the art of finishing and defending by Corries.

To put this in perspective, Ammanford were already 5-1 adrift at the halfway stage, with only inspirational attacker Dean Jenkins able to net from a clever Luke Fayres build-up.

Ammanford went on to leak three further second-half goals, one early on and another two in the 70th and 80th minutes.

There was a light on the horizon however, when Paul Jones slammed in a penalty and Luke Fayres bagged the last goal of the game after a flick over his marker and 20-yard volley from wide out.

Ammanford created around four more scoring chances themselves, but even if they had gone in they still would have lost.

All involved in the defeat exhibited solidarity by attending the immediate after-match dressing room discussion.

Ammanford continue to struggle with team selection, with at least three senior players unavailable for various reasons and the dual suspension of Scott Evans and Liam Preece is a hampering factor.

Scott Evans is still unavailable, which will be a concern for next Saturday when they visit third-placed Uwic.

Ammanford Reserves visit Newcastle Emlyn on Saturday.

Ammanford AFC Firsts 3 - 8 Cardiff Corinthians ()

Name Goals Details
1 Richard Walton  
2 Nathan McNeill  
3 Rhys Fisher  
4 Rhodri Jones  
5 Cerith Williams  
6 Lee Stone  
7 Paul 'Ginge' Jones   1
8 Daniel Bowen  
9 Dean Jenkins   1
10 Luke Fayres   1
11 Mathew Fisher  
12 Stuart Dunn  
13 Shaun Fender  
14 Christian Davies